Vera Drake

Vera Drake (2004)

Wife. Mother. Criminal.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 2004-10-22
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 176 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Les Films Alain Sarde
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, France
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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

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  • Imelda Staunton

    as Vera Drake
  • Phil Davis

    as Stan
  • Sally Hawkins

    as Susan Wells
  • Daniel Mays

    as Sid
  • Eddie Marsan

    as Reg
  • Alex Kelly

    as Ethel
  • Ruth Sheen

    as Lily
  • Adrian Scarborough

    as Frank
  • Heather Craney

    as Joyce
  • Lesley Manville

    as Mrs. Wells
  • Simon Chandler

    as Mr. Wells
  • Wendy Nottingham

    as Ivy
  • Richard Graham

    as George
  • Anna Keaveney

    as Nellie
  • Peter Wight

    as Det. Inspector Webster
  • Martin Savage

    as Det. Sergeant Vickers
  • Helen Coker

    as WPC Best
  • Jim Broadbent

    as Judge
  • Gerard Monaco

    as Kenny
  • Leo Bill

    as Ronny
  • Lesley Sharp

    as Jessie Barnes
  • Liz White

    as Pamela Barnes
  • Sandra Voe

    as Vera's Mother
  • Chris O'Dowd

    as Sid's Customer
  • Anthony O'Donnell

    as Mr. Walsh
  • Marion Bailey

    as Mrs. Fowler
  • Sam Troughton

    as David
  • Sinéad Matthews

    as Very Young Woman
  • Tilly Vosburgh

    as Mother of Seven
  • Alan Williams

    as Sick Husband
  • Allan Corduner

    as Psychiatrist
  • Fenella Woolgar

    as Susan's Confidante
  • Elizabeth Berrington

    as Cynical Lady
  • Emma Amos

    as Cynical Lady
  • Rosie Cavaliero

    as Married Woman
  • Nicky Henson

    as Private Doctor
  • Eileen Davies

    as Prison Officer
  • Paul Jesson

    as Magistrate
  • Vincent Franklin

    as Mr. Lewis
  • Tom Ellis

    as Police Constable
  • Jake Wood

    as Ruffian
  • Sid Mitchell

    as Very Young Man
  • Vinette Robinson

    as Jamaican Girl
  • Heather Cameron-McLintock

    as Child
  • Billie Cook

    as Child
  • Billy Seymour

    as Child
  • Nina Fry

    as Dance Hall Girl
  • Joanna Griffiths

    as Peggy
  • Angie Wallis

    as Nurse Willoughby
  • Judith Scott

    as Sister Beecher
  • Robert Putt

    as Station Sergeant
  • Craig Conway

    as Station Constable
  • Paul Raffield

    as Magistrate's Clerk
  • Jeffry Wickham

    as Prosecution Barrister
  • Nicholas Jones

    as Defence Barrister
  • Angela Curran

    as Prisoner
  • Jane Wood

    as Prisoner
  • Tracy O'Flaherty

    as Nurse
  • James Payton

    as Court Reporter (uncredited)
  • John Warman

    as Policeman in Court (uncredited)
Production Alain Sarde Producer
Production Robert Jones Executive Producer
Art Eve Stewart Production Design
Art Andrew Grant Art Direction
Editing Jim Clark Editor
Production Nina Gold Casting
Production Simon Channing Williams Producer
Art Jo Littlejohn Art Department Coordinator
Production Rosalie Clayton Casting Associate
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Durran Costume Design
Production Gail Egan Executive Producer
Sound Peter Burgess Foley
Production Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Camera Dick Pope Director of Photography
Camera Dick Pope Camera Operator
Production Christine Gozlan Executive Producer
Directing Mike Leigh Director
Writing Mike Leigh Writer
Production Georgina Lowe Co-Producer
Art John Bush Set Decoration
Sound Andrew Dickson Original Music Composer
Directing Josh Robertson Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Charlotte Finlay Costume Supervisor
Sound Chris Burdon Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Francesca Jaynes Choreographer
Art Ali James Location Scout
Directing Heather Storr Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Lesa Warrener Makeup Artist
Camera Simon Mein Still Photographer
Art Ed Walsh Art Direction
Crew Richard Mills Property Master
Production Henry Woolley Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Christine Blundell Hair Designer
Art Tanya Clark Assistant Art Director
Lighting Matthew Moffat Gaffer
Lighting Lee Eldred Electrician
Crew Chris Allies Title Graphics